OK, so some things I share on this blog border on the insane or ridiculous and many cross the TMI line of what may or may not be appropriate. And this post for sure is both.

There is officially what J has dubbed the “chupi bandit” in residence at our homestead. Said bandit is loose in or around or home and the victims left in the wake of the bandit are no less than 12 pairs of my chupis with holes in the crotch!! Seriously, I could not make this stuff up and I will spare you the photographic evidence. Aforementioned offenses are occurring somewhere either in the cabinet where said chupis reside, in the washing machine, or hanging on the line outside. And it is driving me crazy especially since I cannot easily replace my chupis!! I told some local friends about my dilemma and they asked if the holes were in the middle. When I responded “yes indeed they are” they confirmed that this just happens “when chupis are old or sit for awhile.” To which I broke out laughing because undies do not just simultaneously combust in the crotch…or maybe they do in Africa…..it remains a mystery. I think the more likely reason involves our mice friends we have yet to evict but I will keep you posted on the happenings of the chupi bandit. But for now I may be losing my mind and soon wearing crotchless undies…..yikes!

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is hilarious (and kinda gross)! I love the word chupi and have been using it since you first introduced it on your blog!

  2. Anonymous says:

    If I understood everything well in this post, then come and have a look at my chupis… sounds like, we have the same problem. I soon run out of usefull chupis too: elastic broken or wholes. And I assume, that the reason is not any kind of animal but the washing powder we have here! I faced never this problem in this dimension in my home country.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Never fear, Rox, I will ALWAYS come to your rescue with new Chupis if you need them šŸ˜‰ But let me know when you catch the chupi bandit so I don't send over some good new pairs while the crotch-eating monster is still on the loose!Eek!

  4. Anonymous says:

    You left a pair, and yesterday I got you a free pair from VS. Will send some soon. Anything else you need before Ramadan starts to get you through?

  5. Anonymous says:

    oh my gosh i'm laughing SO stinkin hard

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just wanted to confirm that the chupi bandit is real!! I have only been here for a week and have three pairs of 'holy' underwear šŸ™‚ I am determined to solve the case before I head back to America!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I've been dying laughing until I went to hang my chupis out… I quickly surveyed the backyard for any sort vermin that could be out to eat a freshly laundered pair. The next 2 hours I was constantly looking out my back window to check. You are making me anxious! Add me to the list for chupi reinforcement.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Pole… lakini hiyo ndiyo ni panya. It's true. I don't have that prob here any more (since we rid ourselves of the beasts) but there is a place we stay at in Dar and inevitably the chups get munched. Especially if I leave them on the line. Rats are CRAZY tight-rope walkers, yo. I have a good dozen pairs with little holes munched in the crotches. Sexy, huh?

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love that I frequently bare my soul but crotchless chups gets the most comments..one of the many reasons I love my friends šŸ™‚ Jess- let us know and Sandy- you crack me up